COCC Teaching Commons

  • Events Calendar

  • Teaching Academy Sessions feature COCC colleagues sharing their classroom experiences and expertise.

    An optional "Almost Free Lunch" is served at each session for $3 (cash only). Vegetarian options are offered. Doors open at 11:45 for lunch.

    Collaborative Teaching: Insights from Learning Community Programs
    Friday, April 11, 2014
    Bend, Wille Hall, 12 - 1 pm

    Join the members of the Learning Communities Task Force (Jake Agatucci, Sara Henson, Jessie Russell, and Chris Rubio) to talk about the benefits and opportunities to both instructors and students in collaborative teaching settings. This session will discuss broad opportunities for collaboration, as well as those specific to learning community programs.

    Flipped Classroom Instruction
    Friday, April 25, 2014
    Bend, Wille Hall, 12 - 1 pm

    Chemistry Instructors Carol Higginbotham and Zelda Zeigler will help you experience a “flipped classroom” from the perspective of a student. They will share their reasons for taking this approach and describe the successes and occasional struggles that have come along with its implementation. Come prepared to learn! No need to bring your calculator.

    Working with Recently Incarcerated Students (and related classroom behavioral issues)
    Friday, May 2, 2014
    Redmond, Bldg 3, 12 -1 pm

    Recently incarcerated students may not always be apparent in our classrooms, yet they often display similar and identifiable behavior patterns.  This session will focus on this sub-population, with tips and information that may be transferrable to other classroom behavioral issues such as setting boundaries, guidelines, and expectations in the classroom.

    Insights into Designing Successful Research Assignments
    Friday, May 9, 2014
    Bend, Wille Hall, 12 - 1 pm

    The Library instructional team (Cat Finney, Tina Hovekamp, and Michele DeSilva) will share their insights into how they can support and assist your students in courses requiring research assignments.  They will review library services and provide insights into what can help make a research assignment successful. 

    Madras & Prineville Blackboard Discussions
    Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - Madras, 8:30 AM
    Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - Prineville, 8:30 AM

    Yasuko Jackson from Academic Computing Support will share ideas and information on the use of Blackboard on your campus and offer time-saving advice for instructors who are or will be using Blackboard. Faculty will have the opportunity to suggest ideas about what instructional tools they'd like to learn about in the future. Food & drinks will be provided. RSVP to Lancelot Falcon ( by Friday, May 9 if you plan to attend. More details.